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Paris in the Twentieth Century
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Paris in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Del Rey, 1997
Random House, 1996
Original French publication, 1994
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Human Development
Mundane SF
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Synopsis

THE LITERARY DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY

In 1863 Jules Verne, famed author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days, wrote a novel that his literary agent deemed too farfetched to be published. More than one hundred years later, his great-grandson found the handwritten, never-before published manuscript in a safe. That manuscript was Paris in the Twentieth Century, an astonishingly prophetic view into the future by one of the most renowned science fiction writers of all time...

The novel is set in Paris in 1960. Money and technology have taken over society and the narrator, a young poet, is forced to work in a bank. Verne's vision of our mechanized time is prescient: there are fax machines, automobiles, computers, subways, and electronic musical instruments.


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